This authentic eco-lodge on the banks of the Mekong, is just three hours upstream from Luang Prabang. The unique eco-friendly concept offers 20 comfortable safari tents with private balconies overlooking the Mekong, solar-powered hot water, electricity and private bathrooms. The lodge is remote and is staffed by local villagers so service can be a little patchy. The experience offers a myriad of activities, including rice planting and harvesting, gold panning, learning the Lao method of fishing and other traditional activities. The lodge can also make special arrangements for trekkers and birdwatchers.